Open Access Book Collection in Environmental Sciences

  • Browse Springer's latest Open Access books in environmental science 
  • Read our special interview with Book Editors of 'Freshwater Microplastics'
  • Learn more about our Open Access book publishing program

Springer's Open Access Books in Environmental Sciences

Springer has been a pioneer in Open Access book publication and has published over 600 OA books by authors worldwide. Take a few minutes to browse through our latest OA titles published in Environmental Sciences! All books can be downloaded as complete titles or as chapters.​​​​​​​

If you are interested in learning more about OA book publishing, contact our publishing editors specializing in Environmental Sciences. We will be happy to assist you with our expertise and experience!   

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Read & download the latest OA books selected by our Editors

The selection includes titles published in 2018 and 2019.

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Achieving the Paris Climate Agreement Goals: Global and Regional 100% Renewable Energy Scenarios with Non-energy GHG Pathways for +1.5°C and +2°C  

Editor: Sven Teske

Top downloaded chapter: Requirements for Minerals and Metals for 100% Renewable Scenarios

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The Hindu Kush Himalaya Assessment: Mountains, Climate Change, Sustainability and People  

Editors: Philippus Wester, Arabinda Mishra, Aditi Mukherji, Arun Bhakta Shrestha

Top downloaded chapter: Introduction to the Hindu Kush Himalaya Assessment

Downloaded over 209K times

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Land Loss and Damage from Climate Change: Concepts, Methods and Policy Options  

Editors: Reinhard Mechler, Laurens M. Bouwer, Thomas Schinko, Swenja Surminski, JoAnne Linnerooth-Bayer

Top downloaded chapter :  Observed and Projected Impacts from Extreme Weather Events: Implications for Loss and Damage 

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The Climate-Smart Agriculture Papers: Investigating the Business of a Productive, Resilient and Low Emission Future

Editors: Todd S. Rosenstock, Andreea Nowak, Evan Girvetz

Top downloaded chapter : Considering Religion and Tradition in Climate Smart Agriculture: Insights from Namibia

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Guideline for Salinity Assessment, Mitigation and Adaptation Using Nuclear and Related Techniques

Editors: Mohammad Zaman, Shabbir A. Shahid, Lee Heng

Top downloaded chapter : Introduction to Soil Salinity, Sodicity and Diagnostics Techniques

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Biofuels and Sustainability: Holistic Perspectives for Policy-making

Editors: Kazuhiko Takeuchi, Hideaki Shiroyama, Osamu Saito, Masahiro Matsuura

Top downloaded chapter : Stakeholder Perceptions of the Ecosystem Services and Human Well-Being Impacts of Palm Oil Biofuels in Indonesia and Malaysia

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Designing Sustainable Technologies, Products and Policies: From Science to Innovation

Editors: Enrico Benetto, Kilian Gericke, Mélanie Guiton

Top downloaded chapter : Neuro-marketing Tools for Assessing the Communication Effectiveness of Life Cycle Based Environmental Labelling—Procedure and Methodology

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Observing the Volcano World: Volcano Crisis Communication 

Editors: Carina J. Fearnley, Deanne K. Bird, Katharine Haynes, William J. McGuire, Gill Jolly

Top downloaded chapter : The Communication and Risk Management of Volcanic Ballistic Hazards

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The European Landing Obligation: Reducing Discards in Complex, Multi-Species and Multi-Jurisdictional Fisheries

Editors: Sven Sebastian Uhlmann, Clara Ulrich, Steven J. Kennelly

Top downloaded chapter : Tools and Technologies for the Monitoring, Control and Surveillance of Unwanted Catches

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Handbook of Mathematical Geosciences: Fifty Years of IAMG

Editors: B.S. Daya Sagar, Qiuming Cheng, Frits Agterberg

Top downloaded chapter : Multiple Point Statistics: A Review

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Ethics Dumping: Case Studies from North-South Research Collaborations

Editors: Doris Schroeder, Julie Cook, François Hirsch, Solveig Fenet, Vasantha Muthuswamy

Top downloaded chapter : Safety and Security Risks of CRISPR/Cas9

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Goods and Services of Marine Bivalves

Editors: Aad C. Smaal, Joao G. Ferreira, Jon Grant, Jens K. Petersen, Øivind Strand

Top downloaded chapter : Nutrient Extraction Through Bivalves

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Martin Wagner and Scott Lambert on Freshwater Microplastics

Lambert and Wagner © SpringerMicroplastics is one of the most discussed environmental topics in a last few years. In Freshwater Microplastics edited by Martin Wagner and Scott Lambert (Goethe University Frankfurt am Main) you will find an authoritative discussion about the ecological impact of plastic debris detected in rivers and lakes, and the implications for regulation, politics, economy, and society. You will also learn about the current state-of-research on microplastics in rivers and lakes, including analytical aspects, environmental concentrations and sources, modelling approaches, interactions with biota, and ecological implications. 

Freshwater Microplasticsis has been exceptionally popular among readers and had over 260K chapter downloads since its first publication in November 2017.

Enjoy reading our interview with the the two Editors of this book, Martin Wagner and Scott Lambert. 

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